Pineapple-mint margaritas — the most refreshing way to toast the weekend

Jul 30, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. ET

During the summer, I'm all about sipping cocktails on the front porch. And I'm always down for a classic margarita, but sometimes I want to shake things up a bit.

Of course my dad would not approve, because he believes a margarita should only be lime, but I like to jazz it up with fresh fruit and herbs. This time around, I'm going with pineapple and mint. So refreshing and perfect for summer.

If you're feeling super adventurous, you could juice your own pineapple, but I went straight for the store-bought juice because it tastes just as great and is a whole lot less work. I also served this on the rocks because I feel like it's a better option when serving it with pieces of fresh mint.

pineapple mint margarita on the rocks

Minty pineapple margaritas on the rocks recipe

Love fresh margaritas on the rocks? This version is packed full of sweet pineapple juice and chopped mint. Note: You can rim your glasses with salt if you want, but I found it to be enjoyable without.

Yields 4

Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup triple sec
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Frozen pineapple chunks

Directions:

  1. To a large pitcher, add the pineapple juice, lime juice, tequila and triple sec. Stir to combine, and then taste. If the mixture is too tart, you can add in agave, simple syrup or fine sugar to help sweeten it a bit.
  2. To serve, add a few mint leaves to the bottom of a glass, and muddle slightly. Add in the frozen pineapple chunks, and pour in the margarita mix. Enjoy cold.

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